Funding for this research was provided by:
Kidney Research UK (RP_006_20180227)
Medical Research Council (DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership)
Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity
Received: 4 June 2020
Accepted: 8 October 2020
First Online: 15 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval was given by the National Research Ethics Service Committee North East – Newcastle and North Tyneside 1 (08/H0906/28 + 5) and the National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Committee North East (14/NE/1076). All methods were performed in accordance with the relevant ethical guidelines and regulations.Patients and controls samples were collected following informed and written consent.
: Written consent has been obtained from the patient for this publication and any accompanying images.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.